September 20, 2017
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Detecting threats
Lockheed Martin completes radar demonstration

Lockheed Martin successfully operated its full-scale prototype long-range air surveillance radar during a recent capability demonstration to the US Air Force. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal Air Force long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, and reporting aerial targets. This next-generation system will replace the Air Force’s AN/TPS-75 air search radar.

During the event, the 3DELRR full-scale prototype showed its maturity, flexibility, scalability, and the benefits of its open technology design. More than 70 USAF, Marine Corps and Office of Secretary of Defense personnel attended the demonstration either locally or via webcast.

The radar detected required targets of opportunity launched from the Syracuse airport and surrounding areas. The company hired additional test aircraft for the event, putting the prototype through more advanced performance detection and tracking scenarios expected of long-range radars.

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